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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland-Alameda County Stadium on 1989-05-27

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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland-Alameda County Stadium on 1989-05-27

Topics Live concert

Touch Of Grey, Greatest Story Ever Told, Althea, Walkin' Blues, Iko Iko, Stuck Inside Of Mobile, Bird Song, Promised Land Hell In A Bucket, Fire On The Mountain, Blow Away, Truckin', Drums, I Will Take You Home, The Other One, Wharf Rat, Turn On Your Love Light, Encore: Brokedown Palace

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Oakland-Alameda County Stadium
Location Oakland, CA

Source Dan Healy's Master Soundboard Cassette > CDR


Dan Healy's Master Soundboard Cassette > CDR; CD Mastering by Scott Clugston; to abgd


Reviewer: cosmicshauny - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 28, 2014
Subject: cool setlist
Pretty neat bunch of tunes, the greatest story was a little jilted but it seemed like after that the fun didn't stop. Brent songs really good here, loving the harmonies on bird song and the extra instrumentation. Like someone else said,not epic but def a nice listen. It's got me smilin smilin smilin

I also like the taste of the other one at the end of truckin beginning of rhythm devils,and then they give it to us later on. Thank you boyz
Reviewer: swampRatchild - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 12, 2012
Subject: good ol' GD
Fantastic day for the band.They were all having fun and doing what they did best this day. playing live.
Reviewer: demigodband - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 16, 2008
Subject: CCR meet the dead
This show was awesome. the Dead of course rocked, but the highlight to me was being what would be 15 row(if there were rows)center for Jerry, bobby, and John Fogherty as they pounded out classic CCR hit after hit. Jerry seemed very happy, especially as he left rainbow leads to Rock and Roll Girl, centerfield,Midnight Special, you know CCR and Fogherty stuff. Very thankful to have been there and went in early to see this. I think Tracy chapman, los lobos, joe satriani and some others played this Aids Benefit show, warming up for GD. I have a great VHS of this show that came from a San Francisco TV station. Cool. Oh...nobody should be ashamed to like this show or give it 5 stars for Brents songs. We didnt know what we had and now he's gone. Brent was under appreciated. Raise your hand if you would do anything to hear Brent and jerry rock to Blow away now.
Reviewer: Burnt Rich - - December 19, 2007
Subject: Bonus!!! 5/27/1989 video footage.
If you go to and enter "Fogerty, Garcia,Weir" you will be more than pleasantly surprised with what you will find from this day in history in Oakland, Ca.----Enjoy!!!!!!!
Reviewer: Ont. guy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 21, 2007
Subject: It's always sunny in Oakland...
What makes a great show? The music or the time's shared with the one's your with... Both actually. What a great day this show was. After having rode my bicycle down from Vancouver Canada to the Bay Area and hooking up with some cool hipsters this was a full day of music. We were also treated to the East Bay Soul that is the Tower of Power WOW! Long live Rocco Prestia. Dead wise, real good vibes from them this day, Blow Away and the energy of Hell In a Bucket stand out as well as the sound quality of this recording.
Reviewer: GumpyGuppy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 27, 2007
Subject: Blow Away
Best One is the Mecca 4/15/89
Reviewer: caspersvapors - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 9, 2007
Subject: I love 89
but the best blow away is 7/7/89 kthxbye
Reviewer: sblue0308 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 11, 2007
Subject: Blow Away
Try the Cap Center 3/16/90 for a killer Blow Away.
Reviewer: cmgordon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 16, 2006
Subject: Good show
Good, solid show. But I beleieve that you guys need to check out 7/16/90 for a tight killer Blow Away....Jer is simply amazing!
Reviewer: lobster12 - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 6, 2006
Subject: fun show
I define this as a "fun show". To say the best of 89 as a grateful dead related site indicates is a stretch by a mile. Fun but not epic
Reviewer: tivo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 2, 2006
Subject: keep on truckin on!
Fun versions of the entire setlists.

Phil bombs all over the place!!!

Thanks, Dan!
Reviewer: nchead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 17, 2005
Subject: stream it
i dont care if you hated blow away or not, listen to this one now. jerry's playing slide fer chrisssakes. i have'nt listened to it all but other stuff sounds great too. aiko, other one, etc. 6-19-89 black peter esp post jam, boy, jerry. write it down if your head is muddy! 5 stars for 5-27 if only for jerry factor. oh, yeah, he speaks after the encore. how many points is that worth? listen, damn you!
Reviewer: DEADBUCK - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 23, 2005
Subject: blow me...away
im a fan of the blow...away. just love it!
Reviewer: tivo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 23, 2005
Subject: ooooh the blues
This is an AWESOME sounding recording. Fun fun show!
Reviewer: gemsing777 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 11, 2005
Subject: Best ever Blow Away?
I was there for the version that's on Dozin' at the Knick, but this is a photo phinish for the best ever BA.
Reviewer: timblor - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 14, 2004
Subject: Overlooked, but worth getting
Its a fairly short show (at least for '89), but considering they shared the bill with numerous others at this benefit concert, it is respectable. First set is fun with the mid-set Iko. Clarence Clemmons (in one of several '89 appearences) joins in for several songs. The Bucket segues into a surprise Fire on the Mt. The Fire on the Mt is short but has a great sound that I find really appealing. The Blow Away is a stand out with a great Brent rap at the end, Perhaps this is the most tight version they performed where the band was together and so was he (even the "Dozin at the Knick" from 3/26/90 version isnt nearly as tight). Some might groan, but I'm gonna give this one 5 stars just for this song.

The rest of the second set is fun and spirited. Go ahead and get this show, it just might surprise you.
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